Whirlygig 2020

Our three-day music fest returns May 15, 16 & 17.

Good vibes, food and beer galore, and killer music: It’s time for Whirlygig 2020.

We’re getting weird on Saturday of the three-day fest. TOBACCO will be here and ready to take us on a trip. Yes, that TOBACCO. That hasn’t played in Minneapolis for 5 years. That either redefines psychedelic music or smashes it to pieces so it can’t be defined. That manufactures analogue music into a digital world and fuses limitless genres into simple, badass, head-bobbing rock and roll. And if that’s not weird enough, we also have Marijuana Deathsquads, Daughters of the Sun, and The Lioness with DJ Keezy.

To kick off the weekend right, we’re bringing Nur-D back to the stage on Friday night, with The Bad Man, official beer-drinking rockstars of Northeast Minneapolis, and Purple Funk Metropolis on deck to get the stage hot and heavy. After blowing our minds at Hullabaloo 2019 and watching his meteoric rise, we’re beyond pumped to have Nur-D back, this time with a full band on a bigger stage. If you’re still standing on Sunday, Portal iii—a new project from bass goddess Liz Draper, guitarist and inspiration Charlie Parr, and local drummer/percussion soundmaker Chris Gray—and Pert Near Sandstone will bring the weekend to a close in full party mode.

Can you tell we’re excited? Can you tell you should be too? Join us in keeping Art-a-Whirl weird. RSVP to the event on Facebook.


6:30pm: Purple Funk Metropolis
7:45pm: The Bad Man
8:45pm: Nur-D

2pm: Monica LaPlante
3pm: Nato Coles
4pm: Static Panic
5pm: The Lioness with DJ Keezy
6pm: Daughters of the Sun
7pm: Marijuana Deathsquads
8:30pm: TOBACCO

1pm: Kansas Plates
2pm: The Foxgloves
4pm: Portal iii
5pm: Pert Near Sandstone

*Times are subject to change; check back in for the latest updates


Beers, new ones and favorites, will be on tap in the main taproom and beer garden.

Day Tripper Pale Ale
Flavorwave IPA
Mexican Honey Imperial Lager
Mexican Honey Light Lager
Shenanigans Honey Wheat Ale
Shenanigan Arnold Palmer infusion
Shenanigans Hibiscus infusion
Lucy Session Sour
Hello, Milwaukee American Lager
L.S.D. Honey Ale


A line-up of great food is in the works—check back in later!


Whirlygig coincides with the 25th Art-a-Whirl presented by NEMAA (@nemaamn), the largest open studio tour in the country. There will be artwork from nearly 800 artists in every medium at more than 60 locations, including the Solar Arts Building (@solarartsbuilding).


Entry to this event is free and open to all ages, but please keep your fur babies at home.

Wristbands to drink are $1 daily and benefit our Indeed We Can charitable giving program.

The event is CASH ONLY, both inside and outside. ATMs will be on-site.

Tag us and use the hashtag #Whirlygig2020 when you share your moments.

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